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What do independent experts say about sustainability and ING?

Our policies and actions are assessed by independent research and ratings providers, which give updates on them annually.


  • ING ranks first in our market-cap group by Sustainalytics as of July 2020.
  • ING retains MSCI ESG ‘A’ rating in July 2020.
  • ING again named to CDP Climate A-list in January 2020.
  • ING’s shares are included in the sustainability indices of Euronext, STOXX, FTSE Russell and Morningstar.


ING ranks first in our market cap group by Sustainalytics as of July 2020, and in the 10th percentile of 374 listed and non-listed global banks. The ratings provider has adopted a new ESG Risk Ratings methodology, which makes year-on-year comparisons difficult.


ING retains our ‘A’ rating by MSCI, an investment research firm that provides indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics to institutional investors. The rating was confirmed in July 2020, remaining unchanged from the preceding three years.

The rating underscores ING’s sound corporate governance, as well as our strengths in human capital development, privacy and data security and financing environmental impact.


ING was again recognised by CDP as a ‘Climate change A-List’ company leading on climate action. This is the sixth year in a row that we’ve received this recognition.

The global non-profit CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, uses measurement and disclosure to improve the way companies and governments manage environmental risk. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of $96 trillion, it leverages investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 8,400 companies with over 50% of global market capitalisation disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2020.

Sustainability Index Products

ING is regularly included in ESG and sustainability-focused indices. Here are some examples:






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